I couldnít find this using search (which Iím not always good at). Just to keep myself from doing something stupid, I figured Iíd ask. I have a shortened telephone pole stuck in the ground by a previous tenant here at my house. He used to work for the phone company and planted it as a flagpole. I have obtained a real flag pole (one that wonít shred my flags with splinters) and would like to pull the pole, replacing it with mine.
It seems to be somewhat loose in its hole, in that I can wiggle it with muscle power. Iím thinking if I chop off most of the top, while leaving enough to wrap a chain on, I should be able to pull it straight up with a chain on my loader bucket. Does this sound logical or is it a bad idea? If it is a bad idea, what are my alternatives? I donít really want to dig, as I have underground water lines running from the outdoor furnace to my shop very close by, and Iím not that good with the backhoe yet.